Sunday, 10 July 2016

PaperArtsy 3UP


Tickled pink today to have been lucky enough to be picked out of the hat to join the fun with PaperArtsy's 3UP today. I got such a gorgeous bag of goodies to play with and have had fun getting to know my fellow posters better - if you get a chance to put your name forward next time, don't hesitate!


So today I've used a Tando Creative chipboard arch for my garden-themed piece. It uses Fresco Finish paints and stamps by Lin Brown and Darcy. We were asked to use autumnal colours so I have used various shades of brown with orange and berry colours.

I'm joined today by two other fabulous artists taking up the challenge:

and

So do check out their blog posts too!

I've done a step out of how I created my piece below:

Product list:
PaperArtsy stamps: Eclectica Lin Brown 03, 06 & 23; Eclectica Darcy 01 & 09; Hot Picks Xtra 01.
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paints: Vanilla, Caramel, Toffee, Very Berry, Pumpkin Soup, Hey Pesto

1) Prepare the Tando Arch by priming with Vanilla Fresco Finish. Stamp the background with the circle from the Lin Brown 03 set in Caramel Fresco Finish.

2) Stamp again all over with the same stamp in Toffee Fresco Finish. Create a wash of Vanilla paint by mixing with water and use to tone down the background stamping. Add some foliage stamping directly onto this piece.

3) Prep the frame part of the Tando Arch with Vanilla paint. Use a stencil (Tim Holtz) and Sand Texture Paste (DecoArt) to make a brick effect on the frame. 

4 Brush over with Caramel paint leaving some of the Vanilla showing as 'mortar' between the bricks.

5) Paint pieces of paper with Hey Pesto, Very Berry and Pumpkin Soup paints and stamp with images as shown before cutting out.

6) Add detail to the stamped images with pencil. Stamp the tulip heads again and cut out just the central part to create a dimensional aspect to the flower heads.

Assemble the frame adding the cut out elements - raise some on glue gel to give dimension, Add some texture to the frame with the Hot Picks Xtra splatter stamp and finish off with the quote to the right-hand side. I cut out the words individually and lightly edged them with Caramel paint,

Make sure you keep checking back on the PaperArtsy blog this week for more 3UP posts!

Katy x

21 comments:

  1. Love the combination of the flowers and hearts on your arch - makes a bold and striking composition xx

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  2. Katy love how you bought this all together, great piece. x

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  3. Beautiful Katy! Looks so cute in the frame too! ~Leandra

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  4. Just love the way the flowers come 'out' of the arch, the texture paste brings the arch to life, Fantastic.

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  5. this is beautiful Katy - really wonderful xx

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  6. Great project Katy! Lovely summery feel to it. :)

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  7. Lovely 3D piece Katy - love the use of the sand texture paste on the arch. The flowers 'popping' out of the arch are very effective. Really beautiful piece. :-)

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  8. Lovely 3D piece Katy - love the use of the sand texture paste on the arch. The flowers 'popping' out of the arch are very effective. Really beautiful piece. :-)

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  9. Love it Katie. Gorgeous texture from from the sand paste, lovely background and Lin's tulips layer up beautifully. Fan 3Up project altogether.

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  10. Fab colours and the flowers just burst out of that frame, really eyecatching. Thanks for playing. X

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  11. Fab colours and the flowers just burst out of that frame, really eyecatching. Thanks for playing. X

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  12. love this Katy , creates the garden window feel with all the layering and exposed brick effect !!

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  13. Love the arch, Katy!!!!!!!!!!!

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  14. The colour and texture of your frame are fabulous.

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  16. Lovely project Katy - love the colours

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  17. Lovely project, very pretty colours. xx

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  18. Lovely project, very pretty colours. xx

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  19. This is really so cool Katy! You make this look so easy and oh so fun! Beautiful!

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